I know I’ve said this before. But life sure would be easier for Sarah if she could grow a foot or two taller. She still couldn’t ride all the roller coasters at Six Flags, but at least all the chairs could stay at the kitchen table!

By | November 16, 2018

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I know I’ve said this before. But life sure would be easier for Sarah if she could grow a foot or two taller. She still couldn’t ride all the roller coasters at Six Flags, but at least all the chairs could stay at the kitchen table!
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Image by colorblindPICASO
This is an older picture from when focus and I didn’t get along. Note how a camera with a fixed autofocus mode (center weighted) has managed to only get the bottom third in focus. Awesome.

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I Got Promoted!
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Image by Island Capture (aka Silverph or psilver)
I thought yesterday was my last Sunday off for the entire year so I spent time with my lovely wife Tina. I always wanted to do portraiture as well as use strobes. Strobes used to confuse me a lot! Well, it still does but I have read quite a few books about it so I decided to try it before I donate all my off days to my job!

Armed with a few ideas from magazines, books, and some photographers like Joe McNally (I’m reading his awesome book, "The Moment It Clicks"), I dragged my wife and a bunch of camera gear to our favorite park, Nissequoge River State Park. Since I was waiting for the "right light", I bought a can of insect repellant, which, I forgot on top of our kitchen table! (Thanks Dee for telling me about Deet.)

My wife just got promoted to Habilitation Specialist at her state job, a co-worker gave her a balloon and a bouquet of flowers. Tina wanted me to take a few pictures of them before they rot but I had and idea — why not use them as props for a photoshoot? And that is what I did on this photo and a few more I’ll be posting in the next few days.

Here are the equipment I used for this series of shots…

Camera : Nikon D300
Lens : Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR
Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
Flash : Nikon SB-600 on a tripod (Bare. I don’t have softboxes, etc. yet)
Flash cable
Software: Capture NX / Lightroom (just for cataloging and jpg conversion. All edits were done on Capture NX.)

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, "CONSTRUCTIVELY" CRITICIZE MY WORK. This is my first time to do this. I need all the opinions I can get.

* I wanted to try "Commander Mode" on the flash but for some reason it wasn’t working right. Is there a maximum distance for it to work? Does it work on sunlight? It was working erratic for me but good thing I brought the flash cord as back up. Unfortunately, it limited my capabilities.

* Are strobes the same as flash?

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